The following is a live blog from Steve Jobs' keynote from the great hall at Moscone West. It started just after 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) and ended at 11:50 a.m. PT. Apple's press release is now available here; you can watch the event in QuickTime or MPEG-4 here.
The posts that follow are in reverse-chronological order, most recent first.
11:45 a.m. Wrapping it up. Steve Jobs just announced the big MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 9, 2008 8:59 AM ET
[Update: The real thing, at right, taken from Apple's website after the keynote. The 8BG model comes only in black; the 16 GB also comes in white.]
With only a couple of days to go before Steve Jobs' June 9 keynote -- and with millions of 3G iPhones reportedly shipped and ready to sell -- it's a miracle that nobody outside a small circle of loyal employees, NDA-bound suppliers and (we MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2008 9:53 AM ET
The World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) that opens Monday morning in San Francisco would be a relatively obscure technical gathering of programmers and IT administrators - with sessions on "Advances in OpenGL" and "What's New in Objective-C" - were it not for one thing.
The keynote address that Apple's CEO is scheduled to give starting at 10 am Pacific Time (1 pm ET) is perhaps the second most closely watched MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2008 3:26 PM ET
It's classic Microsoft.
On Thursday, two business days before Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference, Redmond sent a shot across Cupertino's bow with a letter to Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Mobile partners -- with copies to the press.
It's already been noted that the letter quietly moves Microsoft's goal post -- from its 2008 target of "more than 20 million Windows Mobile licenses" in February to "nearly 20 million" today. (see here)
But what MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2008 10:42 AM ET
How big is the buzz around Apple's (AAPL) forthcoming iPhone?
Here's one way to gauge it: track keyword searches using Google's cool Trends tool, available here. With this free widget you can enter one or a series of search terms and instantly get a sense of how often they are invoked over time.
For example, a simple request for the graph of searches on Google (GOOG) for "3g iphone" over the past MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2008 9:14 AM ET
If you're looking to make a quick killing on Apple in advance of a big iPhone announcement next Monday, you may already be too late.
That's the implication of a chart published by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster in a note to clients Wednesday. Munster analyzed the movement of Apple share prices just before and just after nearly a dozen Apple milestone events dating back to 2004. What he found was that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2008 10:55 AM ET
When did the tech press become obsessed with the vacation schedules of retail employees?
I can answer that.
It started last spring, with the leak of an AT&T Mobility internal memo asking store staffers not to schedule vacations between mid-June and mid-July -- four weeks that neatly bracketed what turned out to be the June 29, 2007 launch of the original iPhone.
The same thing happened again last month; this year, AT&T (T) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2008 9:47 AM ET
With only a week couple days to go before Steve Jobs' June 9 keynote -- and with millions of 3G iPhones reportedly shipped and ready to sell -- it's a miracle that nobody outside a small circle of loyal employees, NDA-bound suppliers and (we presume) a few hand-picked reporters has set eyes on one.
Or maybe we have. Since early April, the Apple rumor mill has been steadily grinding out specs MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 31, 2008 6:22 PM ET
There's a price to pay for the wireless networks we take for granted.
On May 16, Jonathan Guilford, 25, of Fort Payne, Alabama, was working on an AT&T UMTS (3G) project in Haubstadt, Ind., when he fell to his death from a 200-foot tower, according to a report in Wireless Estimator, an online newsletter that covers the communications construction industry.
Falls from high towers are not unheard of in this business. But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 28, 2008 9:00 AM ET
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